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And Then Came John
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produced by Scott Andrews and Stephen Olsson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 37 mins
When John McGough was born with Down syndrome, his mother, Lee, was told to place him in an institution by everyone she trusted-her doctor, her priest, her mother and her husband. She refused, and took John home. In the years that followed, John's presence in the family taught his mother, four brothers and a siste...
produced by Scott Andrews and Stephen Olsson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 37 mins
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The Child That You Do Have
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written by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, fl. 1995; produced by Sightell Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 50 mins
The origins of autism has puzzled scientists, just as the disorder itself has frustrated parents. This revealing documentary takes us to the Listening Centre in Toronto, where therapist Paul Madaule has made remarkable strides in helping children and parents cope with the disorder. He seeks to moderate the warring...
written by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, fl. 1995; produced by Sightell Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 50 mins
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A House Divided: Elderly Abuse
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directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995, National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 37 mins
Through four portraits, A House Divided sheds light on the hidden tragedy of elder abuse. The abuse itself takes many forms, ranging from willful neglect to financial exploitation to physical attack. The families depicted come from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. We see one loving niece who is pushed t...
directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995, National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 37 mins
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Is Love Enough?
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written by Tom Puchniak; directed by Tom Puchniak; produced by Alan Handel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
Can a mentally disabled person be a good parent? A few generations ago, many retarded people were locked up in institutions and sterilized to prevent them from having children. Today, people with disabilities are demanding the same rights as everyone else. But the right to bear children remains highly controversia...
written by Tom Puchniak; directed by Tom Puchniak; produced by Alan Handel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
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Mom's Home
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written by Maureen Judge, 1955-; directed by Maureen Judge, 1955-; produced by Maureen Judge, 1955-, Makin' Movies Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 57 mins
MOM'S HOME A film by Maureen Judge Here is a compassionate and intimate documentary about aging mothers who live with their adult daughters. The stories realistically portray the pain of loneliness, the ailments, and the difficult financial circumstances experienced by many single, widowed and divorced women who...
written by Maureen Judge, 1955-; directed by Maureen Judge, 1955-; produced by Maureen Judge, 1955-, Makin' Movies Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 57 mins
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Sound and Fury: The Communication Wars of the Deaf
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directed by Josh Aronson; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 32 mins
Sound and Fury takes viewers inside the seldom seen world of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant. Some family members celebrate the implant as a long overdue cure for deafness while others fear it will destroy their language and way of l...
directed by Josh Aronson; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 32 mins
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Today's Man
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written by Lizzie Gottlieb; directed by Lizzie Gottlieb (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
Director Lizzie Gottlieb began filming her brother Nicky when he was 21 and had just been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome - a high functioning form of autism. She sets out to try to understand this disorder and its effects on her brother and her family. The big question for all of them is whether Nicky will be ab...
written by Lizzie Gottlieb; directed by Lizzie Gottlieb (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
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Who Cares for The Children?
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produced by Dave Davis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 59 mins
Nearly 80 percent of mothers with pre-school age children are now in the work force. Yet, as this film shows, quality child care during these critical years is either unavailable or too expensive. Through the eyes of parents, providers, children and experts, this film examines the current child-care crisis. It sho...
produced by Dave Davis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 59 mins
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Angelus Plaza
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written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
The three vibrant people profiled in this film will challenge anyone's preconceptions of old age. They all live independently in Angelus Plaza, a retirement home in downtown Los Angeles. They display a sense of humor, vitality, and interest in life despite the usual physical complaints of old age. Billie, an Afric...
written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
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Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse
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produced by Laura LeMarr (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 38 mins
In this moving documentary three women and one man recall emotionally the childhood sexual traumas that destroyed their youth. They speak candidly about the recovery process which released them from symptoms that had plagued their lives - lack of self esteem, depression, suicidal thoughts and disassociative behavi...
produced by Laura LeMarr (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 38 mins
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